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April 26, 2019 - Wisdoms of Rose Happy Free

 

Rose smile free

Rose was free from the labour of smiling .

Rose is void of any necessity to feel something she doesn’t – like eternal happiness.  She’s actually quite comfortable within a full and complex range of emotions and how, where and when they may appear on her face, in mind – or in public.  Rose feels no obligation to make miraculous recoveries from emotional disturbances either.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  Imagine if more people felt more comfortable saying how they really felt, and more people felt more comfortable listening to (and accepting) how others feel.  We might all feel a little better – and less uncomfortable about feeling (and revealing) our true emotions.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

April 12, 2019 - Wisdoms of Rose Daisy Chain

 

rose flowers

Rose liked to save the flowers from dying .

Rose enjoys rendering her world with things of great visual delight.  She spends lengthy periods absorbed in personal and worldly examination, surrounded by things of great beauty, interest and pleasure, all of which assist in easing the trespassing of time – and the invasion of unfortunate thoughts.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  Rose is an independent promoter of self acceptance (and indulgence); a star in self development; and a high minder of her own identity.  She stands supremely comfortable in herself, resolved and content on her own path – and free from any expectation to be liked or followed.  Her stories read like a dream school report, with a quirky twist and streak of Rose’s signature deadpan humour.

(Reposted from 2013.  Wisdoms of Rose book published in 2018.  Find Rose in her Clunk & Jam 2019.)

March 19, 2019 - Wisdoms of Rose Moving On

 

wisdoms of rose suitcase

Rose was a complete stranger to rejection because she never gave anything away – and what she had wasn’t up for grabs .

Rose keeps close to chest the many varied and precious pieces that make up her belongings – and herself.  This commitment and loyalty she exhibits ensures Rose remains a one and only, high creative traveler of poetic and art-filled paths – to wherever she happens to arrive.  Long Live Rose.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 book.  Reposted from 2013)

November 26, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Holding Hands

 

Wisdoms of Rose Hold the Box

Rose took her life into her own hands .

Rose does things her own peculiar way, never relinquishing personal plans of the most unconventional type.  She confidently makes unadvised decisions which often place her outside of all things mainstream.  Rose fully embraces this difference, the unique directions she plots, and the independence her own decision making affords her.  She works within a space-like time frame, creating objects galore that keep her safe and sound in mind – and well outside the orbit of others.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  ‘Taking her life into her own hands’ may be about not only about being self reliant but also keeping all the good things safe and close.  Protecting those things from the tendency many of us have of self sabotaging and diminishing our own worth.   Protecting all parts of ourselves from the horrible habit of comparison maybe?   And within that small, precious space, setting our own limits.  Being less our own enemy and dimmer of our potential.

(Clunk & Jam  and Wisdoms of Rose books, 2019.  Reposted from 2013).

November 13, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Pocket Book

 

Wisdoms of Rose Book Browne Ink Studio 1

 

Wisdoms of Rose pocket book is now available on-line from Browne Ink Studio and in bookstores listed below.  Her stories you’ll find in the blog here.

. New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle. Fremantle Art Centre Found Giftshop.   Crow Bookshop, Victoria Park.  Planet Bookshop, Northbridge and Mount Lawley.  Subiaco Bookshop, Rokeby Road, Subiaco. Beaufort Street Books, Mount Lawley.  The Well Bookshop, Applecross.  Collins Booksellers, Cottesloe. Diabolik Books & Records, Mt Hawthorn and   Paper Bird Books, Fremantle.

September 8, 2018 - Talking Books

 

 

To coincide with the opening of the Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm, I’ll be doing an installation in the glass cabinet outside FOUND gift store at FAC.   Books and dry-point prints will be available in FOUND and the new book, ‘Wisdoms of Rose’.  Pop down on Saturday afternoon the 15th at 1pm and join me for a relaxed Artist Talk about how the collection evolved through underground publishing ethos of The Black Dog Project and the creative process of making both the handmade and published books.

 

 

 

 

The typewriter Clunk & Jam book was typed on.  Also pictured, dry point prints printed on the  Fremantle Art Centre old printing press.  Handmade and published books.

 

Handmade books.